Adult's Programming

Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Read as many or as few books from the following categories between July 3rd and August 31st. 

Congratulations to Alicia W for being our lucky winner!

Adult Book Club

Afternoon Book Club is at 1pm on the third Tuesday of every month in the PEPL program room and includes a variety of genres. If an afternoon time slot does not suit you, the Evening Book Club is held at 7pm on the third Tuesday of every month as well and encompasses a variety of genres as well. 

Remaining Meeting Dates for both Afternoon and Evening Book Clubs:

  • September 19 2023
  • October 17 2023
  • November 21 2023
  • December 19 2023

Can I get book club sets for a personal book club? Yes! Just ask Cindy and she will help you out. 

Author Visit - Kate Studer Pawson

October 24th 6:30-7:30pm - Kate Pawson Studer is coming to PEPL to discuss her book, her job as an editor and will do a reading! Call PEPL (519-595-8395) to register. A ticket is 5 dollars. 

Conestoga Career Centre 

The Career Centre at Conestoga is your one stop for personalized career support. Conestoga Career Centre comes to PEPL, all you have to do is make an appointment!

To contact Jay Bodrag or make an appointment, their email is and phone number 519-271-5700.

DIY Make a Spooky Book

October 25th 6:30pm - Get crafty and spooky by making a spooky book with us! This program is free of charge and there are a limited number of spots. Please call PEPL (519-595-8395) to register. 

Please note: this event is for teens and adults, not intended for children. 

Friends of the Library

Friends of Perth East Public Library is a volunteer organization that supports the programs and services of the Library through fundraising and volunteering. Friends of the Library support the mission and vision of Perth East Public Library by raising funds and providing assistance to support special library projects, events and services. We also promote public recognition of the resources and programs available through Perth East Public Library.

Why Join?

  • Support your local library
  • Help make a difference in you community
  • Get involved with an interesting group of passionate people
  • Encourage the growth of literacy skills and a life-long love of reading

Want to know more?

Friends of the Library information Brochure 

Jr. Friends of the Library information Brochure (for Friends under 18)

Seed Library

The Seed Library is a free service with the goal of increasing awareness of and supporting sustainable food and gardening practices while building community.  Through seed saving and sharing, we celebrate biodiversity, nurture locally adapted plant varieties, encourage time in nature, as well as foster community connections and a culture of sharing.

What Seeds Do We Have? 

List of Seeds 2023 - Please note this is not an updated list and some seeds may be out of stock.

Using the Seed Library

The Seed Library is located in PEPL by the public computers. 

  1. Browse and borrow seeds from the seed cabinet. Please only take as many seeds as you can grow! Each packet contains 10 - 15 seeds. 
  2. Record seeds on the log sheet
  3. Plant, grow and enjoy your harvest! Check out one of our many books or resources on gardening and growing.
  4. Save seeds and donate them back to the library. Drop them off inside PEPL.
  5. Tell a friend!
Information About Donating Seeds

Please provide following information when donating seeds: plant name, variety, year and location where harvested and any notes about the plants that would be helpful to the next person! Please drop donated seeds at the desk to library staff. 

Please note: We cannot guarantee the quality, species, varieties of seed etc. of our donated seeds. 

 Sewcial Group

Alternating Saturday's (10-12pm) and Wednesday's (5:30-7:30) every other week (September 23rd, October 4th, October 21st, November 1st, November 18th and November 29th) - Join other sewer's to share new tricks, learn new skills and socialize all while doing your shared hobby, sewing! 

Please note: PEPL will not supply materials or equipment and there will be no staff assistance provided.

Spooky Story Contest

Finish the story "My next-door neighbor has always been a mysterious figure. She began to reveal her secrets on Halloween night…" and bring your submissions into the library! 

With your permission, we will share the submissions on our website and social media and have a binder in the library with printouts!

You can either bring in a physical copy of your submission or email us your story at

Wellness Speaker 

September 14th 1:30-2:30pm - Paul Robinson from Kenny and Robinson Professional Corporation is joining us to dicuss all things legal. Topics of discussion may include wills and probate, avoiding problems for your Executor, tax strategies for Estates and Powers of Attorney. Please register by calling 519-595-8755 or 519-595-8395.

Yarn and Things

Every Monday 10-12pm - Ever wanted to have company while you craft? Well now you can! Come out to Yarn and Things, a weekly meeting for crafters alike! Please bring your own materials and there will be no staff assistance provided, this is simply meant to be a time to socialize with community members while engaging in a similar passion. 

YMCA Newcomer Services 

Lily Yin from YMCA Settlement Services will be here, at PEPL, every 4th Thursday of the Month from 9:30-1pm (September 28, October 26, November 23 and December 28). 

YMCA's free services give immigrants all the help and support they need to begin their new lives in Canada.